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Around Town — 6-17-13

George Wood reception
Lincoln County Board of Commissioners will host a retirement reception 5 p.m. at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton for County Manager George Wood, who will be retiring the end of June.

Eye seminar
Graystone Eye will host a free refractive surgery seminar 6 p.m. at 2311 E. Main St. in Lincolnton. For more information, visit graystone-eye.com or call (828) 304-6611.

Library event
The Charles R. Jonas Library will feature Emmy Award-winning children’s entertainer Jason Ringenberg 7 p.m. at the Citizens Center in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 735-8044. For details on Ringenberg, visit farmerjason.com.

Autism Society programs
Today is the first day for two different five-week programs on Life Skills Development and Social Skills, each sponsored by the Lincoln County Chapter of the Autism Society of North Carolina. Both programs cost $50 and will be weekly for five weeks at Freedom Church, 125 E. Main St. in Lincolnton. The Life Skills program, for individuals with disabilities ages 13 and up, will be 10:30 a.m. to noon. The Social Skills program, for individuals with disabilities ages five and up, will be 9 a.m. to noon. For more information, contact Kristie Robertson at kwr0819@aim.com or (859) 200-5217 or Ginny Hall at ginhall2004@yahoo.com or (704) 742-0342.

Bethel Baptist Church, 200 Bethel Ch. Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a Vacation Bible School 6-8 p.m. daily today through Thursday for ages 4-14. The church will provide transportation to anyone needing it. To arrange a ride, call (980) 241-0982 in advance.

School Board meeting
The Lincoln County Board of Education will hold a special called meeting 6:30 p.m. at Battleground Elementary School, 201 Jeb Seagle Dr. in Lincolnton, to discuss and receive parent input on a school uniform pilot program for the school. An additional meeting will be June 26.
AARP meeting
Local AARP 3682 will meet 11 a.m. at the Senior Center, located at the Gaston College-Lincoln Campus, 511 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. Gentivia will perform measurements on seniors’ daily activities. Attendants are asked to bring a covered dish. For more information, call (704) 276-2153.

Widowed Group
Widowed Group of the Greater Gaston Area will host a motivational class “Stretching Your Way to Health” with Karen Willis, RN, BSN, 6:30 p.m. at the Senior Park & Rec. Center, 1303 Dallas-Cherryville Hwy. in Dallas. Doors will open at 6 p.m, and refreshments will follow the program. For more information, call (704) 865-5663.

EL Republican Women
The East Lincoln Republican Women’s group will host a lunch with N.C. Speaker of the House Thom Tillis 12 p.m. at the Club at Westport, 2525 Shanklin Ln. in Denver. Cost is $25. For tickets, call Beverly Robinson at (704) 966-0207.

Broom sale
The Lincolnton Lions Club will host a broom sale starting 7 a.m. in the parking lot of the Cherryville Wal-Mart, 2505 Lincolnton Hwy. Also for sale will be children’s brooms and mops, patriotic badges, kazoos and more. Proceeds will benefit sight conservation in the area by providing funds for various club charities and for people to attend Camp Dogwood For the Blind and Visually Impaired.

Benefit for sick child
A benefit for local couple Elizabeth and Maurice Moore’s nephew Kaleb, who has stage four brain cancer, will start 9 a.m. at Lincoln Charter School, 133 Eagle Nest Rd. in Lincolnton. The event will include raffles, a martial arts tournament, food, entertainment and much more. A special award will also be handed out in memory of Ralph Rudisill, former owner of Zippers Restaurant. For more information call (704) 732-1588, (704) 308-1421 or email gmastermoore@aol.com.

Crowell Memorial UMC, 4018 Killian Rd. in Lincolnton, will host a “Everyone Fun Fair” Vacation Bible School 6:30-8:30 p.m. daily today through June 25. Dinner will also be served 6 p.m. daily. All ages are welcome to attend. For more information, call (704) 735-8889.

Hill’s Chapel UMC, 988 S. N.C. 16 in Stanley, will host “Everyone Fun Fair” Vacation Bible School 6-8 p.m. daily today through June 25. Dinner will be served 5:30 p.m. To register, call (704) 827-9511.

Soccer camp
The City of Lincolnton Parks and Rec. Center, in conjunction with Lincolnton High School’s Athletic Department, will host a soccer camp for boys and girls ages 6-14 9 a.m. to noon daily June 24-26 at the school soccer field. Register now at

Apple Festival vendors
The Lincoln County Cooperative Extension is looking for vendors for the Apple Festival. For more information, call (704) 736-8452.

Computer course
Register now to attend a beginner’s computer class 9 a.m. to noon daily July 8-31 at Gaston College’s Lincoln Campus, 511 S. Aspen St. in Lincolnton. For more information, call (704) 922-2244 or email hoyle.gail@gaston.edu.

Drama camp
The Lincoln Theatre Guild will host its 21st Annual Drama Camp July 15-19 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Denver and July 22-26 at the Lincoln Cultural Center, Lincolnton. To register, visit lincolntheatreguild.com or call (704) 452-7830.

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